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EVENT, 9/18/11: Jennifer L. Pozner and Laura Flanders at the Brooklyn Book Festival

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 14th, 2011

As a born-and-bred Brooklynite — and a lit geek, ‘natch — I’m thrilled to be bringing my book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV to the fifth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, along with brilliant writers including Laura Flanders (GRITtv host, author, and fellow WIMN’s Voices blogger), Jeremy Scahill, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and […]

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The 9/11 media legacy I will never forget: “buy Snow White on DVD”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 11th, 2010

Every year on 9/11, corporate media push the PTSD buttons they installed in us on that first day, and those first few weeks, with 24-7 looped coverage of the Twin Towers getting struck by the planes, bursting into flames, and falling down, set to the backdrop of mass screaming, sobbing, confusion, panic.
Amid my own […]

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Half the Sky: Using Multimedia to Help Women Globally

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

March 5th, 2010

This past Thursday (March 4), I saw a special, one-night-only nationwide screening of “Half the Sky.” The film, based on a staged event at NYU last fall, is in turn based on the book of the same title by NY Times reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn. It featured readings […]

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Liveblogging WAM! 2009: Cynthia Lopez, P.O.V conducts opening keynote

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 28th, 2009

Cynthia Lopez, vice president of documentary for P.O.V, is WAM!2009’s opening keynoter.
I listened to but didn’t liveblog the wonderful opening remarks from Jaclyn Friedman or Irene Villisonor (sp), and listened but wasn’t able to liveblog the beginning of the Cynthia Lopez’s remarks. But WAM! will eventually have all the sessions’ full video available, so do […]

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Liveblogging WAM!2009: Women Reporting from the Global Frontlines

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 27th, 2009

Hi all, I’m going to attempt to liveblog the “Women Reporting on the Global Frontlines” panel - it’s the opening session of WAM!2009, the Women, Action and Media conference (of which WIMN is proud to be a supporting sponsor).
I’m going to do the best I can to just transcribe what these brilliant and […]

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Bush, Rumsfeld & Co. found responsible for torture; cable news (save Rachel Maddow) responds with a yawn

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 12th, 2008

This morning’s Washington Post (Dec. 12, 08) headline couldn’t have been more definitive: “Report on Detainee Abuse Blames Top Bush Officials“:
“A bipartisan panel of senators has concluded that former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other top Bush administration officials bear direct responsibility for the harsh treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and that their […]

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The Most Important News You Haven’t Seen

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

December 8th, 2008

It’s a story of covert propaganda, secretly advancing business interests and helping lead the United States into war. It’s got serious implications for our media system and our democracy. So why isn’t it getting more attention?
In April 2008, Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times reporter David Barstow exposed a secret Pentagon program, to recruit […]

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Human rights and solidarity vs $100K-a-month on PR and lobbying

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

October 24th, 2008

On Monday, I was fortunate to hear 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner and Iranian human rights lawyer Dr. Shirin Ebadi speak. This truly remarkable woman condemned her government’s continued repression of women and religious minorities, which she said is based on a misinterpretation of Islamic law. She also criticized the United States, for […]

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WIMN’s fall lecture tour update: Wed. 9/10 in Richmond, VA, and fourteen chances to catch WIMN’s analysis of gender, race and the media in the 2008 election

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 9th, 2008

Quick shout to those who care about media, gender and race issues, and the intersecting roles of all three in this historic election — and who happen to live within decent driving distance of Richmond, VA:
I’ll be delivering Women In Media & News’s newest multimedia presentation — “When Anchormen Attack: Gender, Race & the Media […]

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To the New York Times, Tubbs Jones’ death less newsworthy than where an elephant, or Tori Spelling’s mom, lives

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August 21st, 2008

By Guest Blogger Kristen Harbeson

Here is what the New York Times wants me to know about what is going on in my country on August 21, 2008:
1) Millionaires in Los Angeles are giving up mansions to live in condos. This story is accompanied by a picture of Candy Spelling, the smiling widow of Aaron […]

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